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MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
. president obama's dual purpose news conference taking questions and even firing back at republicans as fiscal cliff negotiations seem to have once again come to a stand still. the president officially unveiled his next move to find a solution to a "wake up call to deal with gun violence " following the massacre in connecticut. vetoing john boehner's plan b. if current negotiations fall through. >> it actually means a tax increase for millions of working families across the country at the same time as folks like me would be getting a tax break. that violates the core principals that were debated during the course of this election. i'm going to continue to talk to the speaker and the other leaders in congress, but ultimately they have to make sure the middle class taxes do not go up and that we have a balanced responsible package of deficit reduck. it's hard for them to say yes to me. but at some point they have got to take me out of it. think about their voters. >> let me bring in the senior editor mark murray. the headline on our first read this morning was the question, what is boe
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
and entrepreneurs, and here's a face of at least one family that says they could be socked if a deal is not reached. eugene. >> that's right, tamron. this is the president continuing to put on the pressure. he's winning the public argument. this is the more favorable field of battle for him, is out in public opinion. he's out in the country. so he continues to do that. the more favorable field of battle for the republicans is inside a closed room where they still have the power of the majority of the house. so the president continues to do what's more favorable for getting the outcome he'd like to have. >> michael, i hate to bring you in. i hate to say this is how the game is played, but at this point it's about optics because both sides put the first proposals on the table. here you have this family, the face of america or so many americans talking about the punch they will feel. this at a time, michael, when there's a new poll showing 65% support higher taxes on households making over $250,000. talk strategy, and does this one impress you where the president is at this home? >> wel
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
has put forward i look at as an opening offer, not much really there except a promise of cuts in the future. i don't think that's going to be enough to give confidence to the public or to the markets. we need specifics and i think it's clear we ought to let the upper income tax cuts expire. he we really have. >> you don't envy the position speaker boehner is in. is that an indication you believe he's pulled in multiple directions here? you have some conservative members of his party as well as conservative media outlets putting their heel on his back, if you will, and perhaps even another portion with congressman cole, for example, in the caucus saying, we've got to get this deal done. we're republicans but we're americans first here. >> i think congressman cole demonstrated a lot of bravery with that, but it reflects the attitude of a lot of americans, democrats and republicans alike. this has to be a shared sacrifice, and it has to be a balanced plan. i say i don't envy the speaker because he's always had this problem in governing his own republican conference. there's a hardcore g
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
can report, t.j. they have worked out the tax issues. so at this point in time, taxes will raise on folks making $400,000, individuals making $400,000 or more. couples making $450,000. the estate tax will go from 35% to 40% and unemployment insurance benefits extended. those are some of the issues hammered out over several days. however, the big sticking point, and kelly o'donnell is reporting this from the hill all morning, the main sticking point is sequester. democrats are calling to stave it off for a year new through new revenues but republicans want to see spending cuts to stave it off. that's the final sticking point in the final hours of these negotiations. you heard president obama concede this is not a perfect deal. he said he wanted a big deal that dealt with both tax reform and deficit reduction. you also heard him talk about the fact that the new revenues would be hundreds of billions of dollars. what he initially wanted was about $1.6 trillion so this is a compromise on his part, as well. republicans initially coming, raising their offer so they kind of came to the mid
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 11:00am PST
school. at this time period of his life. is the way lieutenant vance put it. so that does add to the mystery that continues to hang over this as to why. why he made this attack. we also have spoken to more friends and family members whoft lanza family today who have reiterated there was no indication of any violence in his background. he was clearly a troubled young man. his mother nancy lanza described him as welcome a recklous. had no regular job. trying to find hip internships to get him out of the house. no indication of violence. one of those friends told us that he was a vegan who has a moral objection to killing animals that -- to eat. so, all that adds yet further mystery to what possibly would have motivated him to do what he did. >> michael, also in this investigation, people have been hoping to hear or learn more about adam lanza through a digital footprint. these days, people have facebook pages, on twitter. destruction the computers in the home may impact what is uncovered in that respect. >> reporter: exactly. so far, by the way, we have found no indication of that face
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
years to deal with quote the fiscal cliff. >> let's bring in our man at the white house, peter alexander standing by. pete, we just got word the president it appears is making some sort of smaller offer at this 3:00 meeting. any idea what smaller might mean? >> reporter: it's a good question, craig. actually kelly o'donnell reporting some more of this from the hill. she says that income level of $400,000 that the president had more recently offered as the place beneath which he wanted to make sure there was an extension of the bush era tax cuts according to kelly not a part of this plan. democrats say that offer for the president which represented a compromise that we had heard about last week as part of a bigger proposal is not a part of the plan to be discussed behind closed doors. only a short time from now. the real question is where that number will be. not the $250,000 you presumed that republicans balked at long ago. perhaps closer to $500,000. given the fact that house speaker john boehner couldn't get his own conference to pass tax cuts for those making less than $1 mi
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm EST
afternoon on the guns adam lanza used in the attack and when at least one of them was purchased. let's get the latest of nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. what can you tell us about the purchasing records uncovered? >> frankly, tamron, i didn't bring them with me. i didn't have the exact dates at the fingertips. we all have been reporting here that all these firearms were bought within the last two years. and i just don't remember the precise dates. i apologize. the state police say it's going to be probably months before their investigation report is finished given the number of victims and the complexity of the crime scene. in terms of, you know, the latest on the investigation, i think it's fair to say that it's moving very slowly. they had hopes that they would get quick information from the house and the computer. they haven't given up on trying to get information off the hard drive that was damaged but that hasn't yielded any information so far. so what they're going to have to do is go backwards and try to look at billing records to see what sort of internet s
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
the country back from the economic edge. only half of congress is going back to business at andrews. the senate will be in session and the house on holiday. democrats in the house were amping up the pressure. house gop puts middle class americans in jeopardy while clinging to tax cuts for the wealthy. no 48 notice on house votes. the potus on his way to d.c. to address fiscal cliff for the middle class with six days left to act. gop still mia. joining me now from hawaii, kristin welker. was the president expected? >> we did expect that given there was no deal on the fiscal cliff that he would have to return early from his hawaiian vacation. he will be flying out late or this evening. the first lady and the first daughters continuing his hawaiian vacation. he will find himself in a similar situation. the negotiations are largely deadlocked. just to give you a sense of how we got to where we are, if you go back to last week, it seemed like the house and speaker were getting close to getting a big deal that would have included tax reform and deficit reduction. that fell apart. house sp
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 11:00am PST
armed guards at columbine high school. the fbi was even out gunned at waco by david koresh with a tennessee made assault rifle that he blew up a tank with and killed police officers. all these weapons are readily available from private gun dealers without a background check in 33 states and thousands of gun shows. it's absolute insanity to arm and put in armed guards at every police station, at every school. then you have to do every mall. look law enforcement officers carry pistols with 13 rounds and congress has given criminals ability to buy assault weapons in 100 round clips without detection at gun shows and 33 states. the nra's response to make, you know, guns more accessible should make it very easy for congress to once and for all, for the first time since 1994, find their back bone, stand up to the dangerous nra policies, and enact assault weapon ban and background check for all gun sales. >> michael let me bring you in. he referenced the gunman at sandy hook by name twice. here's one of those references. >> what if, what if when adam lanza started shooting his way into s
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
around saying that's not true at all. where was the confusion? >> reporter: well, you hear the frosty statements back and forth as you just indicated there, craig. ah, the holidays in washington. a lovely time, isn't it? right now it appears clear if there's conversation going on it is not happening between the primary players but perhaps between their surrogates, senior staff and others, between those on the hill and here at the white house right now but senior white house -- senior administration official told me a short time ago that there is no proposal being sent up to the hill today. harry reid, the senate majority leader, also denied that any such thing was taking place today. both of those denials do also come against the backdrop of the fact both sides acknowledged this is not something they plan to litigate in public and underscores the real challenges that do exist, craig, now with barely 100 hours until the fiscal cliff deadline. two sides made it very clear. john boehner couldn't pass with house republicans the idea of raising taxes only on those making more than a millio
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
fiscal cliff, our first read team says we are already at the end game if the goal is to get a deal passed by december 21st. now that means the president and house speaker boehner have five days max to reach an agreement. that takes us to the 15th. then the legislation has to be written by the 18th. the president is now working two strategies to get a deal done. he met with speaker boehner yesterday. that's the first face to face in nearly a month and their one on one first one since july 2011. now, the other strategy as michigan congressman clark explains is going to the people. >> i think the best way to break this political gridlock in washington is to go to the american people because it's we the people that demand that the politicians and congress resolve this fiscal cliff but resolve in it a way that makes our country stronger. >> let me bring in the "news nation" political panel. neimalik henderson and goodfreend and contributor michael smerkonish. you the people, you talk to folks all day long on the radio show that you have that's syndicated in cities and states. what do yo
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> reporter: it it can certainly ir rate voters. the practical side those members not at the table negotiating things like the fiscal cliff and the role is something to vote on and so getting back to their districts, some of them say to you having a chance to talk with voters at home is valuable. many of them have fairly packed schedules for events at home but then you have to weigh it against the appearance of people leaving the capitol and does that suggest to people at home they aren't really as nose to the grindstone as they might be? it's an eye of the beholder moment and when you talk about a lame duck congress, here we are with many of these members waiting to have their new colleagues come in this january and tackle some of the big problems and looming deadlines. how do they shake it snout over time we have seen that the lake duck sessions are sometimes not very productive. not a lot going on. but we're certainly heavily focused on it in the last couple of weeks because of the huge problems that need to be tackled. one of the big issues is anybody really talking about what
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 11:00am PST
children and staff reunited with staff and loved one. there were several fatalities at the scene, students and staff. there's no information relative to that. there's being released at this time. until we made a complete and proper notification. the shooter is deceased inside the building. there's a great deal of work that is undertaken immediately upon locating the shooter and there's a great deal of search warrant activity, a great deal of law enforcement activity both in and out of state to ensure we cover all the bases relative to that specific individual. suffice it to say the scene is secure. state police major crime squads, danbury state's attorney and many agencies are working together to answer all of the questions surrounding exactly what happened. >> that's, again, the very latest of state police there in connecticut. pete williams, our justice correspondent, also reporting that a second suspect is in custody. we are told a suspect is being questioned with the shooting. we don't know his relationship is to all of this. amanda ross is with wvit, nbc affiliate in that ar
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
new poll gauges the reaction of the american people who could all be of course looking at a higher tax bill. the abc "washington post" poll shows 47% of people approve of the president's handling of talks and 48% disapprove. the speaker's approval just over 20%. the opposite number there is 54%. the disapproval number. joining me in from washington, kelly o'donnell. let's talk about why the conversation last night fell apart with the president and the speaker. this issue of extending the tax cuts for the wealthy. speaker boehner said that was not a part of his proposal. >> one of the things we have been observing is the president and speaker have been trying to lockdown as much as possible the secrecy or privacy may be a better word of their conversations to get to an eventual deal if they can get there. by that i mean there fewer staffers involve and member who is would typically have standing to be included in these negotiations. it's such a tight focus of the president and the speaker. characterizing the nature of the phone calls is keeping the public aspect moving forward. it a
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
republicans are also ready, at least some of them, to give he house speaker boehner more flexibility. "the washington post" reports, quote, many gop centrists and some conservatives call on the house speaker to concede on rates now while he still has some leverage to demand something in return. but not all house republicans, of course, are on board. >> the president is not interested in real policy solutions by what he's proposed. he's interested in politics, and that's the challenge we have, getting through that. >> and let me bring in our "news nation" political panel for this thursday, michael skirmonish and chris kofinis. eugene, we have the president in northern virginia meeting with the santana family. in her tweet or e-mail to the white house under the encouragement of the white house to tell how they would be impacted by a tax increase, she says in part, we truly are a picture of the 21st century middle class family, so $4,000 means we would lose much of our hope of growing our new business. you hear the republicans talk about small business owners and entrepreneu
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 11:00am PST
what they can't do, maybe they should tell us what they can do. >> there remains even at this late date an opportunity to do something big and good for the american people. they certainly didn't send a signal november 6th what they wanted to see five days before christmas was a bill become law that gives millionaires and billionaires a $50,000 tax cut on average. >> by putting up the measure that's going nowhere fast, our first read team asked if speaker boehner is walking away from a grand bargain like in the debt ceiling negotiations before. quote, the white house is telegraphing the fact that it wants to keep negotiating but republicans claim that's purely for show and that behind the scenes the white house refused to reach out since boehner announced his plan "b." let's bring in the member of the house budget committee, sir, thank you for your time again. >> tamron, how are you doing well today? >> i'm doing well but looks like things in that town are not going well and means bad news for people at home. what is your reaction to speaker boehner at this point saying, basically,
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
won't be a problem at all. at this point, nothing is scheduled. what does that mean to you about the talks at this point? >> my read is the republicans and john boehner, in order to get his caucus involved, they are insisting on getting the ryan budget and the romney budget plan through by negotiation fiat. they didn't whip the election but they still want -- they want to win by negotiation fiat. i think that they are -- in order to save face, they are demanding that there be severe cuts to medicare, social security. i think they want the change, the president to agree to the chained cpi for social security, raise the medicare age and wants to back down from cutting tax decreases -- increases, i'm sorry, for the top 2%. they want the president essentially to cave. also. >> so you believe republicans are more focused on entitlements and changing the medicare eligibility age than they are on inkrieg the tax rate you do you think that is their priority at this point? >> i do. tamron, i think exactly. they realize that they don't have any choice about the>> i d. tamron, i think exactly.
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
medicare and medicaid. we need republicans to sit down at the table and embrace the notion you need a balanced approach. they need to send that middle class tax cut extension bill to the president's desk. >> what, if anything, does today's jobs report do for the president's hand in these negotiations? >> it just continues to add to the idea that we continue to make slow and steady progress. that we need to make more progress, and that you can see that although we've created jobs in the private sector i think for 33 straight months, you have a fragile recovery that we know a fiscal cliff would really impact in a dramatic way. we want to make sure we aavovoi that. we have an easy, no-brainer thing to do to give that certainty and another shot in the arm to the economy. and that is extend the middle class tax cuts. simple, no-brainer thing to do we agree on. >> really quickly here. ten seconds before we get out of here. how wide is the chasm between all of the public posturing we see and hear about, how wide that chasm between that and what's happening behind closed doors with regards to
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
, and we can achieve a bipartisan agreement. the obstacle remains at this point the refusal to acknowledge by republican leaders that there is no deal that achieves the kind of balance that is necessary without raising rates on the top 2%. >> and there are just 29 days to go for the two parties to find some sort of middle ground, and joining me now from the white house nbc news correspondent kristen welker. what's the back story on this it twitter q and a for the president, which should start any minute now? >> reporter: that's right. this is part of president obama's full court press to get the public on board to pressure republicans to sign on to his plan to increase taxes for those making $250,000 or more. he had his first twitter town hall in 2011 when he answered questions about jobs and the economy. this is similar, except it will focus on the fiscal cliff. $2,000 is the amount the average american will see taxes increase by if they can't get a deal done. i've been looking at the entries to this hash tag, it's mixed so president obama can expect tough x questions. one per
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
his desk. a lot of folks here believe that this is a back door attempt at trying to limit democracy in the state of michigan. you can hear some of the protests behind me and union workers here believe it's a direct attempt at trying to break the backs of the unions as i should say and a lot of folks believe that this is payback for the result of the election on november 6th. the re-election of president obama. i spoke with the head of the chamber of commerce here in michigan. he believes this is going to be beneficial to the state. helps him go around the country and around the world promoting jobs in michigan. this will make business more pro-friendly here in michigan. now, some of the workers here today believe it's an issue of fairness. that they believe all the advances that union leadership over the generations have helped to put in effect here in this state are essentially going to be taken advantage of nonpaying members. here's what a member had to say this morning. >> you bring a nonunion worker in there, he gets the same pay i did for no training whatsoever and not doing th
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